ZTE Malaysia today officially unveiled the ZTE Skate, its Android flagship device. It goes on sale in Malaysia for RM999.
The ZTE Skate is powered by a 800Mhz processor and runs Android 2.3. It has a big 4.3” WVGA TFT screen with a 5MP auto focus camera. There is 512MB RAM and 512MB ROM with an expandable memory card slot supporting up to 32GB.
Connectivity options and other specifications are standard- HSPA, Bluetooth 2.1, WiFi, A-GPS, FM Radio and microUSB. The ZTE SKate comes with a 1,400mAh battery offering standby time up to 288 hours and talk time up to 5 hours.
MalaysianWireless questioned the reason why a slow processor is used in its flagship product and its high price(compared to competitors with the same price), a ZTE official replied claiming that they wanted to differentiate them self with their competitors. They also added that the ZTE Skate is cheapest phone in the market with a 4.3″ screen.
The ZTE Skate is now available via ZTE Malaysia’s authorised distributor Dancom TT&L Telecommunications Sdn Bhd.